WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Brookings finished 1-2 in pool play, then closed tournament play with a win in the third-place game as the girls’ varsity Rangers took part in the Rough Rider Rumble over the weekend in Watford City, N.D.
• Bottineau-Rugby 8, Brookings 5
No stats were reported.
• Williston 6, Brookings 2
Brookings took a 1-0 lead with 8:59 remaining in the first period when Kinzey Grendler scored unassisted on the power play.
The Rangers led 1-0 after a period.
Williston scored four straight goals in the second period to take a 4-1 lead into the second intermission.
Savannah Barber cut the Coyotes lead to 4-2 with 6:30 to play in the third period, but Williston would add two more goals late in the period to account for the final 6-2 winning margin.
Rorii Quam faced 30 shots, stopping 24 in suffering the loss.
Williston outshot the Rangers 30-26.
• Brookings 5, Watford City 3
Watford City opened up a 2-1 lead after a period, but Brookings would score four goals in the second period to rally for the 5-3 win.
Barber found the back of the net with 13:09 to play in the opening period with an assist to Taryn Richter, as Brookings converted a power play opportunity.
Barber added her second goal of the game just 38 seconds into the middle period with Richter again recording the assist, knotting the game at two.
Kiran Vugteveen gave Brookings the lead 30 seconds later, scoring off a feed from Aletha Baker to make it 3-1 Rangers.
Richter made it 4-1 three minutes later, then Barber completed a hat trick with her third goal, beating the Oilers’ goalie late in the second period to send the Rangers to the locker room with a 5-2 lead.
Watford City would add a goal with 30 seconds remaining in the game to creep within 5-3, but would get no closer.
Baker earned the win in goal, stopping 20 of 23 shots.
Brookings had a 43-23 advantage in shots on goal in the game.
• Brookings 12, Richland 2
The Rangers scored early and often to post the huge win in the third-place game of the tournament on Sunday morning.
Anna Rasmussen scored the Rangers’ first two goals of the game to put Brookings up 2-0. Vugteveen had an assist on one of the goals.
Barber made it 3-0 with 4:27 to play in the period, with Miyah Foerster and Richter registering assists.
Foerster and Richter again had the helpers two minutes later when Grendler scored on the power play to make it 4-0 with 2:03 left in the opening period.
Sawyer Triplett gave Brookings a 5-0 lead only 21 seconds later as the Rangers went to the dressing room with a big first period cushion.
Richland broke the ice early in the second period to make it 5-1, but Richter (Barber assist) and Triplett put Brookings back up 7-1.
After a Richland goal made it 7-2, Foerster lit the lamp with assists from Barber and Jayda Geraets as Brookings led 8-2 after 34 minutes.
The Rangers added four more goals in the third period from Barber on a power play (Vugteveen assist), two from Ava Kahle (both unassisted), and Richter (Barber assist) to close the game at 12-2 in favor of Brookings.
The Rangers are off until Jan. 21 when they travel to Sioux Center, Iowa for a league game.